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[Analysis] Hit it or get off the Pot, or, Putting the P in Pot

Who says basic research is dead?

NIH is funding a three year study in Washington state to measure the amount of metabolized cannabinoids in the sewer system. This shitty job will be done by the University of Puget Sound, because who else would do it?

Consumers of cannabis defecate some of the psychoactive ingredients in the plant. Everyone knows this. The drug testing industry made oodles once it was discovered that you could ruin someone’s life over the content of their pee. The university research team will be mucking around in the sewers, trying to determine the habits of the people crapping above them.

The researcher’s description of the goals:

“We’re trying to get a sense of the type of user,” Burgard said.

Well, there’s the type that smokes weed, and the type that smokes weed a lot. Perhaps that narrows it down. NIH, care to throw me some cash?

“If there’s more use on the weekends, maybe that’s more recreational. But if Sunday to Thursday use goes up as much, that might be a public health concern, with habitual users using a lot more.”

Clearly I’m a threat to public health by having Ice Bong Sundaes.

Just a suggestion, but I’m wondering whether it would be easier to poll people for answers. It’s legal in the state, after all, so response rate would be decent. Pot users are people that can speak, last time I checked!

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[Non-Fiction] Marijuana bricks thrown from truck during chase picked up by passing motorists

BBC Story for some Friday humor.

Arizonans are fast on the uptake!

Police said they managed to recover 17 of the jettisoned bales, but were unable to retrieve the rest which were picked up by passing motorists.

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Comic Review: Tumble Dry Comics

Tumble Dry Comics, by Tyler Haas: http://tumbledrycomics.com/

There’s a lot of webcomics out there, even some for stoners. I haven’t found one as dedicated to stoner-dom as Tumble Dry Comics. There’s some great stuff here if you’re a stoner, and even better stuff if you’re into gaming and Star Trek.

Leci n'est pas un bong

A play on “This is Not a Pipe” by surrealist Rene Margritte. Source: Tumble Dry Comics, http://tumbledrycomics.com/comics/the-travesty-of-waterpipes/

You get hilarious goofball comics, like “Free Range“, about the mysterious disappearing property of lighters.

Others are a little more thoughtful, like the “420 Easter“, which is tongue-in-cheek, but for the last frame that makes the experienced stoner cringe.

There’s also at least one multi-part series, like “The Quest“, which involves a lot of fun scrolling when you’re a little baked.

You can’t go wrong with this guy. The art is full of color, loud and in in-your-face, like one of my favorites, involving a bunch of screaming dinosaurs in “Extinction“. I’ve seen that one at least a half dozen times now, and the middle frames still make me laugh out loud. FAAAAAAAAAA…..!

If you mess around on reddit enough, you’re sure to run into Tyler Haas’ work, and it’s almost universally praised by the stoner community that’s encountered it.

My final verdict: for the price of admission, definitely worth a bowl and a scroll.

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Thank Jah it’s Friday.

LQlejnFHappy friday, ya’ll.

Semi-accurate depiction of my upcoming weekend.

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In the midst of a writing vortex!

I’m currently working on a few things at once. It’s making my head spin, but I’m glad I’m in a prolific state of mind!

  1. Part 3 of the High Water Series: for those familiar with my kung fu zombie horror series, the third book is well on the way to a final version. Artwork is still to come, and the editing is going, albeit very slowly. This one is a monster that I have to slay!
  2. Short stories: My other major project is a short story collection, which is about a third of the way done. The central novella is in editing review, and two other stories are in production. I’ll likely round out the collection with another short story or two. It will premiere right here on Pot Fiction, so grab your lighters and prepare to spark!
  3. Regulatory analysis: A long term goal of mine at the moment is writing up a regulatory analysis of legal marijuana laws. NORML did all the hard work of spelling out where and when you can smoke. I’m actually more interested in the spirit of the laws, though I’m no Montesquieu! I have no clue when I’ll get around to this.
  4. My next novel: The next one will deal with someone trying to solve two problems at once. One problem involves a lot of explosive action, my writing strength. The other problem deals with a weighty scientific issue, not exactly my strength. It’s the latter that is going to take time to parse out through research. But I’ve started it with a burst of writing, which is cool.

Where I am at the moment, though titles are the least of my problems!

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